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Thursday, August 18, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Field Crops 8/17/11

We’ve published these articles at http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/category/field_crops

Western bean cutworms and soybean aphids are on the decline

Aug 17, 2011 | Chris DiFonzo | Western bean cutworm populations have dropped dramatically in the last week, but continue to check corn and dry bean fields. Also, we’re seeing the beginning of the end of the aphid season.

Soybean sudden death syndrome and Palmer amaranth field day

Aug 17, 2011 | Bruce MacKellar | Hot topics for this August 24 event in Decatur, Mich., will be variety selection and soybean SDS, and a new glyphosate resistant weed.

Last call for fall off-campus MSU Applied Plant Science enrollment

Aug 17, 2011 | Joanne Davidhizar | MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology will conduct off-campus courses in Applied Plant Science at northwest and southwest Michigan community colleges this fall.

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